GW-DEC-1: A New DEC Prototyping Board

ben bfranchuk at
Fri Aug 16 13:26:44 CDT 2019

On 8/16/2019 12:13 PM, systems_glitch via cctalk wrote:
> Dwight,
> I spot check boards. I lack sufficiently sensitive instruments to measure
> actual thickness (even on a surface plate, it's the same for ENIG as hard
> gold with an 0.0001" indicator) but ENIG won't stand up to a few swipes
> with an ink eraser, whereas hard gold will stand up to it no problem. The
> main issue I've seen, in buying other people's products and projects, is
> board houses passing off ENIG as hard gold (and charging for it!) or
> claiming they're using "extra heavy ENIG" -- which of course isn't a thing,
> because ENIG is an ion swap!
> Thanks,
> Jonathan

Is gold plating the best thing? I thought that gold plating only works 
best when matching other gold connections.

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